Fri, 04/06/2012 — Sometimes a single event can render years of scholarly research obsolete. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, for example, Soviet-era Kreminologists slipped out of the lexicon. Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution did as much for a sociolinguist at the...
Fri, 04/06/2012 — Marsha Martin More Information Social Work Day LAWRENCE – About 350 social workers and University of Kansas alumni will gather April 13 in Lawrence to hear and learn about the latest developments and therapies in social work. Social Work Day is an all-day program at the Kansas Union. The day consists of two keynote speakers, Marsha Martin, director of Get Screened
Thu, 04/05/2012 — Mary K. Zimmerman More Information Department of Sociology LAWRENCE – University of Kansas sociologist Mary K. Zimmerman charges that U.S. health care policies in the past 30 years have challenged, disrupted and in some cases have derailed a large number of family lives. In a recent talk to the 75th meeting of Midwest Sociological Society in Minneapolis, Zimmerman
Thu, 04/05/2012 — More Information KU Public Safety LAWRENCE – The number of criminal offenses reported on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus declined in 2011, according to information released today by the Public Safety Office. Violent crime, defined by the FBI as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, continues to account for a small portion of all crime reported. There were only two
Wed, 04/04/2012 — Doug Ward More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – Doug Ward, Budig Professor of Writing at the School of Journalism, will present the Budig Writing Lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Ward, associate professor of journalism, is giving the lecture as part of his 2011-12 Budig Teaching Professorship of
Wed, 04/04/2012 — More Information Office of Research & Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – Research at the University of Kansas made a major impact on the state’s economy last year, in addition to finding cures, discovering new technology and benefiting Kansans everywhere. Research expenditures at all KU campuses grew to $240.1 million in fiscal 2011, a 6.9 percent increase over 2010. That figure included
Wed, 04/04/2012 — Imagine a sheet of chicken wire only one carbon atom thick, and you have a good idea of graphene. The material is the focus of intense research across the world because of its unique properties of electrical conductivity, flexibility, optical...
Wed, 04/04/2012 — More Information KU Continuing Education LAWRENCE – Environmental security is a concern being defined even as situations around the world unfold. The challenge is to identify what is to be secured and how to work toward that goal collaboratively. To that end, the University of Kansas is hosting the first Environmental Security Conference: Academic and Military Perspectives, which will
Tue, 04/03/2012 — Four University of Kansas students have been chosen as recipients of prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The awards are the premier undergraduate recognition to honor academically gifted students to provide a continuing source of highly...